Help for Heroes recently ran their third training weekend for the upcoming Arch to Arc challenge, with around 30 wounded, injured and sick service person heading to Yorkshire for a weekend that was ‘by no means for the fainthearted’.
One participant in the latest training weekend was former soldier Caroline Buckle, who fell ill with depression in 2008 while on operations in Iraq on her second tour. “Help for Heroes have given me so much help and support. There was a time you would be lucky to hear a peep out of me. This challenge has helped me make new friends, helped my confidence no end and generally start to find my old self.
“Still a long way to go, but the lifelong support my husband and I receive help us both to understand me more and grow in confidence. Sport gets all of my good endorphins running and means my medication works better to keep me balanced, it also has helped me get back into sport and find a new way to run and laugh.”
The next training weekend will be held at the end of April off the coast of Plymouth. For more info head to www.helpforheroes.org.uk.
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